Things That Make Me Happy

I have just recently discovered the repurposing of Mason Jars really makes me happy.  In years gone by I use to do a lot of canning.  Tomatoes, tomato sauce, pickles, stuff peppers with cabbage, peaches, pears, cherries, all different kinds of  jams and jellies, small onions, oh gosh the list could go on and on. I have all of these Mason Jars sitting around gathering dust and taking up space, so now I have discovered new uses for them.  I love the look of them sitting on the table filled with napkins, cutlery, flowers or just filled with your favourite drink.  Also to my surprise there is a lid with a little spout for the jar that you can drink out of.  It sits on the opening of the jar just as a sealing lid would. You then take the metal ring and place it on the jar as you would as if you were canning and this glass becomes mobile.  Off you go with your drink in hand.  So simple!  I don’t know why someone didn’t think of this years ago.  Maybe they did.  It’s just that I found out about it now. I set out to find these little wonders and found some on line.  Expensive and then you had to pay shipping costs.  I called and went to a number of stores. Frustration started to set in, so I settled for some I found in a health food store in our area.  Feeling like I accomplished something I purchase two of them.  As my husband was with me at the time, he complained that they were way to expensive.  I thought so too but they were the same ones as on line but without shipping costs.  The next morning he had some errands to run and when he came home he handed me two packages with four of these lids in each package, plus straws.  I was afraid to ask him what he paid for them because I knew it would be a bargin. Well I paid $10.00 for one lid and he paid $7.00 for 4 with straws.  I couldn’t believe it.  I also was in that store but at a different location and the lady said they didn’t carry them.  Needless to say mine go back tomorrow.  Great job Bargain Man!

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Now isn’t this a great idea?  I love it!

18 Days Later

It’s been 18 days since my last post during which time I struggled not only to set up the blog but to try and change the look of it.  I finally gave up.  Then to my rescue came the most wonderful daughter-in-law in the whole world.  She not only gave up a whole day and her responsibilities but she set the whole thing up for me.  During this time she sat patiently with me and on her own came up with the format.  I was of no help because I didn’t exactly know what I wanted.  I am so grateful to her for her help patience and understanding.  

Now I can start posting recipes but have discovered that I need an extra pair of hands to take the pictures of the ingredients as I am making the recipe.  Well for some of the recipes.  I’m sure as time goes on it will get a little easier for me.  It’s just a matter finding my way around this blog and feeling comfortable with what I am doing.  Hopefully with time I will find ways of improving how I do things when I post so the recipes will be easy to follow.  Please be patient with me while all the bumps are worked out.

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